12 May 2015

Kiribati solar system feeding into grid

10:45 am on 12 May 2015

Kiribati has installed a solar power system that will feed into the South Tarawa electricity grid in Bikenibeu.

Supported by the Pacific Environment Community Fund, the installation is the first time a solar link has been made to the Kiribati power grid.

The system will account for nearly four percent of the electricity needs of the Kiribati Public Utilities Board.

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Photo: Photo NZ

It is expected to save in diesel oil costs of about a quarter of a million US dollars and make a substantial cut in green house gas emissions each year.